Optimizing Supply Chain Critical to Modernization

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Optimizing Supply Chain Critical to Modernization

The COVID-19 pandemic and the supply chain disruptions that followed have sharpened the Army’s focus on making sure soldiers have what they need on the battlefield, a senior leader said.

“The pandemic hit at a point in our Army history where we’ve embarked on the biggest modernization effort since World War II,” said Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, deputy Army chief of staff for logistics. 

Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

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Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

As the Army moves forward with its modernization priorities, the service’s sustainment enterprise is keeping up strategically and operationally by investing in new capabilities and improving existing ones, the Army’s senior sustainment officer said.

Informing the future of those sustainment capabilities will be lessons learned from the Army’s ongoing Project Convergence effort, which pairs soldiers with scientists in the field to test new capabilities.

Multidomain Battlefield Poses Logistics Challenge

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Multidomain Battlefield Poses Logistics Challenge

A new paper from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare warns the Army and joint force face a complex challenge with the growth of inter-state competition.

Written by Maj. Bradley Cooper, “Precision Logistics: Sustainment for Multi-Domain Operations” examines the Army’s transition toward a sustainment enterprise that can support multidomain operations.

Sustainment Soldiers Must Train for Large-Scale Ops

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Sustainment Soldiers Must Train for Large-Scale Ops

As the Army shifts from counterinsurgency operations to training for a potential fight against a near-peer adversary, the service’s sustainment forces must adapt alongside their combat arms counterparts, several Army experts said.

“Our forces have to be trained, equipped and modernized at the right levels to execute what is required for large-scale ground operations … and move away from the brigade-centric organizations we’ve been in the past,” said Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Virginia.

Army Relearning Large-Scale Logistics

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Army Relearning Large-Scale Logistics

The Army’s logistical support and sustainment organizations must improve their performance if the operational forces are to be ready to win in any future conflict with a peer competitor, Gen. Gustave Perna, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, said Oct. 9.

“Our responsibility is to ensure that the maneuver commander has what he needs, when he needs it. Not when he asks for it, but when he needs it,” Perna told a forum at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

National Guard Chief Predicts Changes in Training

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National Guard Chief Predicts Changes in Training

As some Army National Guard soldiers begin training under a new system that increases the number of days on the range, the chief of the National Guard Bureau predicts “some changes” if the greater demands are not sustainable over the next few years.

Multi-Domain Battle Concept Comes With Challenges

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Multi-Domain Battle Concept Comes With Challenges

The Multi-Domain Battlefield operating concept shaping the Army’s future includes two big challenges: how to sustain a force in a fluid, fast-moving fight, and how to operate without constant communication, warns one of the Army leaders shaping the new doctrine.